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Fox News media critic laments supposed plight of white male presidential candidates — and gets torn to shreds

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Fox News media critic Howard Kurtz on Tuesday got hammered after he lamented the purported plight of white men who are running for the presidency in the Democratic primary.

Reacting to a New York Times report on the diverse field of Democratic candidates running in 2020, Kurtz wrote that he feared that “being a white male candidate may well be a liability for Democrats in 2020.” He then asked rhetorically, “How did we get to such a place?”

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Despite Kurtz’s lamentation, however, polls have continuously shown white men such as former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg are all among the top contenders.

In fact, two recent polls from Monmouth University and Morning Consult have found that Biden, Sanders and Buttigieg make up the top three most popular candidates among Democratic primary voters.

Given all this, Kurtz proceeded to get buried in mockery by his Twitter followers, many of whom accused him of shamelessly stoking panic about the supposed decline of white men.

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‘Outrageous and criminal behavior’: Internet blows up at graphic video of Buffalo Police pushing over an elderly man

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On Thursday, footage emerged of police in Buffalo, New York pushing an elderly man to the ground, and refusing to help him as he lay bleeding profusely from a head injury.

The footage triggered immediate outrage on social media.

Horrible. I pray he’s ok. https://t.co/wL2gcNeAIT

— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 5, 2020

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WATCH: Protester bled from his ear after being shoved by police — cops say he ‘tripped’

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SHocking video from Buffalo, New York was posted online on Thursday after a large group of police confronted a lone protester -- and then violently shoved him.

"Shortly after Buffalo’s curfew started, city police and State Police swept through the area of Niagara Square directly in front of City Hall to clear the area where a protest was finishing. An unidentified, older man was hit shoved by two officers in the line. The man lost his balance and fell to the pavement, audibly hitting his head with blood running out from under his head," WBFO-TV reports.

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Trump aides are compiling candidates to replace Mark Esper if Trump decides to fire him: report

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On Thursday, Politico reported that although Defense Secretary Mark Esper's job appears safe for now, aides to President Donald Trump are compiling a list of potential nominees to replace him if the president changes his mind and decides to fire him.

"An administration official and two people close to the White House say staffers in recent days have pulled together a list of possible candidates for Defense secretary if Trump does choose to fire Esper," reported Lara Seligman, Daniel Lippman, and Meridith McGraw. "At the top of that list is Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, who was Esper’s No. 2 before taking the Army job last summer, the people said. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), an outspoken Trump ally who has previously been considered for the position, is also in the mix, according to one of the people."

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